Most parents are always looking for ways to be a better parent. There are books galore available. There are great principles out there to be learned and implemented, yet there is a very important element that many parents overlook. Prayer.
The battle for our sons’ hearts won’t be won just by reading and implementing the best parenting techniques. It won’t be won through late night talks, lectures on right and wrong, or even committing to a Bible-preaching church. These things are all important parts of the equation, but they don’t trump the most important piece of the fight. –Brooke McGlothlin, Warrior Prayers (emphasis mine)
I received a copy of Brooke’s e-book, Warrior Prayers a few weeks ago. I was excited to receive it and was looking forward to putting it to use! I was pleasantly surprised by a few things.
I thought that this was going to be a list of ways to pray for your sons. It is, a great one. But it is also peppered with her own journey through motherhood. I appreciate her honesty as she shares from her heart some of the harder times in parenting her boys.
I also appreciated Brooke’s emphasis throughout the book on our dependance on the Lord for heart change. “You cannot change the hearts of your boys. You can’t. Period. It’s not your job.” Oh, how I forget this! I am thankful for her encouragement to rely solely on our gracious Lord; through our prayers for our sons we declare our dependance on God to do the work of heart change in our children.
Ok, so I loved this e-book so much, I have purchased a copy, just for one of you! This giveaway will end Saturday, March 19 at 9pm EST is now closed!
Here is how to enter (you must leave a separate comment for each action, so that you will receive the multiple entries):
- Visit Brooke’s site, and read about the 21-day challenge to pray for our sons. Come back here and let me know that you did by leaving a comment.
- Tweet about this giveaway, and come back here and leave a comment to let us know that you did. “Enter to win a copy of Warrior Prayers e-book by @BrookeWrites: http://ow.ly/4g0ZI #WarriorPrayers #boymom #giveaway”
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